"Fox News Sunday" is heading to Louisville, Ky. Jack Conway, Kentucky's attorney general and the Democratic candidate for Senate , and Rand Paul, the Republican nominee and son of Representative Ron Paul, Republican of Texas, have agreed to a live debate on "Fox News Sunday" on Oct.3 at 9 a.m. (Eastern time).Read more
#111922 Jul 22, 2013
OBAMA DEPLOYING DRONES AROUND U.S.
Contracts show units to be used to enforce regulations
The deployment of federal drones in and around U.S. shores represents one of the Obama administration’s next steps in the nation’s expanded use of unmanned aircraft systems for surveillance purposes.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/07/obama-deploying-dr...
dereid49 • 2 hours ago −
Yes,'We have the Official Pothead Barry Obama for our US Prez'.
One of the reasons he won't be awaken at 3:00 AM.for a phone call.
Around 3:00 AM, James the Butler:
'Mr President', "you have a call from Benghazi, Sir". Huuh! Tell e'm put it down on the night stand.
'Michelle', "Madame what did he just say"?
He said, "Tell them to 'Stand the Hell Down','Good Night, James!" .
#111923 Jul 22, 2013
You are deranged wacko loser. I am done playing your game with you dumbass. You wrote that comment to CC, not me. Tell us all about Scott???? Whoever the hell that is. I could careless. You are as stupid and ignorant as they come. You win the prize of all the circus socks fake wtf Glasgow Speakup. Go f'k yourself. I will not respond to your sickass posts again. I wouldn't spit on you if you were on fire.
DITCH MITCH McCONnell
Since: Dec 11
#111927 Jul 22, 2013
Daily Caller...or Daily Fodder?
Manipulated talking points for the sheeple!
Headline-"Scandal: Conservative site sends high-school student to attend pointless “news” anachronism; Update: Daily Caller responds":
It was a 16 year old high school student who was lucky enough to be there to ask a genuine thoughtful question!
Since Obama helped place the spotlight...isn't he responsible for the death threats to an innocent man?
HELL YES HE IS!
#111928 Jul 22, 2013
hahaha, your fright WingedNutDaily is late on that news. Lemming tool. Haven't you been paying attention, they have been out across the country. I bet there is one circling your trailer now. About like NSA is monitoring you now. Couldn't happen to a more deserving batshit anti-American loon.
DITCH MITCH McCONnell
#111930 Jul 22, 2013
hahaha, that is the BEST comeback. Funny as hell and the truth.
DITCH MITCH McCONnell
#111931 Jul 22, 2013
They ALSO gave me LOVE, nurturing AND structure!
#111932 Jul 22, 2013
Republicans who got farm subsidies targeted
House Democrats are targeting Republicans who receive farm subsidies but opposed a stripped-down farm bill with no food stamp assistance.
Fourteen GOP lawmakers have received a total of $7.2 million in farm subsidies, according to the available data since 2004, but all voted for an amendment that would have decreased the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program according to a report Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) is releasing Monday.
“It’s outrageous that some members of Congress feel it is OK to vote for their own taxpayer subsidies but against critical nutrition assistance for 47 million Americans,” Miller said.“It’s bad enough that the House of Representatives didn’t pass a farm bill that included authorization for sorely needed nutrition programs, but to see members of Congress approving their own benefits at the expense of the working poor is a new low, even for this Congress.”
The farm bill originally included funding for SNAP, but when it failed to get enough votes in the House in June, Republicans stripped food stamp funding from the bill to gain enough GOP support for passage. In July, on a partisan vote, the farm bill passed without food stamp funding.
Only one of the 14 members listed in the report, Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.), voted against the bill when it included SNAP benefits but for it once SNAP was removed.
Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) has received a total of $3.5 million in farm subsidies, according to numbers tracked by the lobbying firm Environmental Working Group. The company points out that according to his congressional filings, his net worth is between $204,995 and $1.1 million. And 22 percent of the residents of Fincher’s home county receive food stamps.
Fincher argues he’s trying to get rid of subsidies he benefits from.
“As I’ve long said, the farm bill is in need of major reform,” Fincher said in a statement.“At first chance, I voted to remove direct payments. Both the House and the Senate passed bills that end direct payments, and as we move forward, I hope we can work out the rest of the issues to implement the necessary reforms.”
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) received $1.7 million in farm subsidies and resides in a county in which 11 percent of the population receives SNAP benefits.
“The congressman has long advocated for modernizing federal farm programs. He voted for eliminating the subsidies that are in question.
What’s more, I would add that voting on the stripped-down farm bill in no way affected the SNAP program, and those criticizing it as such are misinformed,” said Kevin Eastman, spokesman for LaMalfa.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/republi...
About like them halting cost of living raises for the last few years while voting themselves a raise. They are power hungry greedy leeches.
DITCH MITCH McCONnell
#111933 Jul 22, 2013
Poll: Public service valued; politics — not so much
WASHINGTON — The American impulse to make a contribution to the community is strong, but the feeling that politics can be an avenue to do that seems to be souring.
A new USA TODAY/Bipartisan Policy Center poll finds that Americans by more than 2-1 say the best way to make positive changes in society is through volunteer organizations and charities, not by being active in government. Those younger than 30 are particularly put off by politics. They are significantly less likely than their parents to say participating in politics is an important value in their lives.
The Ohio State University sophomore was thrilled last year to get an internship working at the Ohio Legislature, but he didn't learn the lesson he expected. The experience convinced him he didn't want a career in government or politics.
"I thought I wanted to be one of them," the 19-year-old from Lebanon, Ohio, says. "But it was more that politics was a game they wanted to play, and it wasn't about the constituents." He's switched his major from political science to non-profit management, and he hopes to "give back and influence the world" by working for a charitable group, perhaps one that helps people with special needs.
"There's a skepticism of government," says Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., who at age 32 is the second-youngest current member of Congress. "Young people say, if I want to feed the hungry or make a difference for cancer patients, it's easier to do that through a non-profit and see the tangible results up close than, say, trying to push for federal funding to do the same."
Analysts warn of a dangerous downward cycle: Perceptions of government as dysfunctional and politics as corrupt keep getting worse. That convinces some of the nation's ablest people, especially those just starting out, that they don't want to run for office or work for the government at any level. As a result, government and politics are likely to work even less well — presumably prompting perceptions to fall further.
It's hard to imagine assessments of Washington getting much worse. Only one in five of those surveyed say they trust the federal government to do what is right most of the time. There is a close split, 42%-38%, on whether they see the government as an advocate or an adversary for them and their families.(The partisan divide: Republicans and independents view the federal government as an adversary while Democrats see it as an advocate.)
"These two worlds of civic life and of public life used to be almost the same world, but these worlds have clearly separated," says Paul Light, a professor of public service at New York University. Among the students he teaches, he sees "a general sense that politics is for losers, for ne'er-do-wells, for the corrupt and for the under-motivated and greedy."
That's true even though Obama generated an unprecedented level of support and engagement among young people in the 2008 campaign. "When (John) Kennedy or (Lyndon) Johnson or (Franklin) Roosevelt went to Washington with a lot of youth support, a lot of those people thought,'I'll go to Washington to work in a political job or the civil service,'" says Peter Levine, a professor of citizenship and public affairs at Tufts University. Not this time. "The closest they would get is working for Teach for America."
Dan Glickman remembers how he felt he had won "a glory job" when he was elected in 1976 for the first of nine terms in the House of Representatives. Now, he says, "I think that a lot of people see politics as not an honorable profession anymore."
The Kansas Democrat co-chairs the Commission on Political Reform for the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington-based think-tank. The BPC and USA TODAY are partners in a year-long project examining polarization and other challenges facing politics in the United States.
#111934 Jul 22, 2013
A town hall forum exploring changing attitudes toward public service is set for Tuesday at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, near the site where the nation's founders debated and devised the American political system.
"At the end of every day, or at least at the end of every week, I feel I made a change," says Bess Dopkeen, who works at the Pentagon.
Bess Dopkeen sees the rewards of working for the government as powerful.
After she graduated from Tufts with a bachelor of arts degree in 2004, she moved to Washington on a fellowship for what she thought would be a career with a non-profit organization that focused on international development. To her surprise, she ended up being hired by a defense contractor and, three years later, by the Pentagon.
"Every day I get to do analysis and put it in front of decision-makers and help them make the right decision on really important stuff," Dopkeen, 31, says. "At the end of every day, or at least at the end of every week, I feel I made a change."
When it comes to careers, those surveyed are most interested in owning their own business, for many part of the American dream: 46% say they would be extremely or very interested in that. Slightly more than a third embrace the idea of working for a small business or a non-profit group. Only one in five express strong interest in working for the government or a large corporation, or serving in the military.
At the bottom is being an elected official or working for one, drawing a lot of interest from about one in 10.
The nationwide poll of 1,071 adults was taken by landline and cellphone June 24-27 by Republican pollster Whit Ayres and Democratic pollster Mark Mellman. The margin of error is +/–5 percentage points.
There is, perhaps, a glass-half-full/glass-half-emp ty aspect to the finding that 14% of those surveyed seriously have thought about running for public office. That means the overwhelming majority of Americans haven't. On the other hand, Ayres and Mellman note, it also means roughly 40 million people have.
#111935 Jul 22, 2013
LAWMAKER SHREDS OBAMA'S 'IMPERIAL PRESIDENCY'
'This is one of the reasons this country separated from King George'
WASHINGTON – It was as if everyone finally noticed the emperor had no clothes.
It began July 3, the day after the administration decided to delay enforcing the Obamacare employer mandate for a year, when Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, pointed out the move was strictly illegal.
“He has no constitutional authority to simply waive the law … only Congress can do so,” King said.
A few days passed quietly. Then suddenly, many seemed to notice the significance of what King had said.
On July 8, Michael McConnell, a former judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal titled “Obama Suspends the Law.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/07/king-obama/#sUSl8A...
#111936 Jul 22, 2013
That huge pool of potential candidates has particular demographic characteristics. It includes:
•25% of those who earn at least $100,000 a year, but just 10% of those who earn less than $50,000.
•22% of men, but just 8% of women.
•22% of college graduates, but just 9% of those who don't have a college degree.
•17% of whites, but just 8% of African Americans.
Why do so few actually run?
In response to an open-ended question, the top reason cited by those 30 and older is that they decided running for office would be too time-consuming. The top reason among those younger than 30 is that politics is vicious and nasty.
Oregon Rep. Greg Walden, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, says when he tries to persuade newcomers to run for Congress they nearly always express concern about the need to raise money, the impact on their family life, and what entering a combative political world fueled by social media is likely to do to their reputation.
"Every word matters now," he warns them. "What you say in your district 2,000 miles away is 144 characters and the speed of light away from every one of us. It's called Twitter."
Perhaps surprisingly, people with the dimmest view of the government are the most likely to have considered running for office. Those who say they never trust the government to do what is right are almost twice as likely to have thought about running than those who trust the government most or almost all of the time.
That's consistent with what New York Rep. Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, says he finds in seeking candidates. "The reputation for Congress is at a historic low," he says. "This doesn't make it harder for us to recruit; it actually makes it easier for us to recruit.... It motivates them to run to change things."
Americans overwhelmingly endorse some policies designed to encourage public service or community service, the poll found. Three of four support the idea of providing a stipend or educational benefits to people who volunteer. Two-thirds back incentives for employers to allow workers to take sabbaticals to work in public service or community service jobs.
And nearly six in 10 like the idea of requiring every American ages 18 to 25 to serve one year in the military, the Peace Corps or a community service organization such as Habitat for Humanity. The only age group that didn't support that idea was the one that actually would be affected. People 50 and older support mandatory service by more than 2-1, but those under 30 narrowly oppose the idea, 50%-48%.
Ayres and Mellman liken the poll findings on public service to those on public transit, "with many citizens thinking it is an excellent idea for someone else to do."
Those involved say encouraging public service is likely to depend less on mandates and more on demonstrating that government can address the nation's big problems — especially for younger Americans who have grown up watching a system that often seems paralyzed.
Kelsey Gallagher, 21, has a bachelor's degree in political science from Ohio State University but decided to go back this fall for a master's in the Public Administration program. "Working at a non-profit or doing community service, you get more of a firsthand experience," she says. "You get to see the direct effects."
Gaby Pacheco, 28, is taking a different route. She's become a fixture on Capitol Hill, lobbying for changes on behalf of young immigrants like herself who were brought to the USA illegally as children — an issue only government ultimately can solve. "Being involved, it's not for the faint of heart," she acknowledges. "But at least you know that you are trying."
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#111937 Jul 22, 2013
FOX NEWS PARENT COMPANY FUNNELING MONEY ... TO DEMS?
Contributions favored Obama 5-to-1 over Romney
Published: 1 min ago
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/07/fox-news-parent-co...
WHOM do ya trust ...???
#111938 Jul 22, 2013
hahaha guess that goes with the post above this one that got deleted. hahaha Crazy loon.)8~D>
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#111939 Jul 22, 2013
ZIMMERMAN TO THE RESCUE! GEORGE SAVES FAMILY OF 4
After acquittal, he comes out of hiding in dramatic fashion
Despite being in hiding since his acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman has now emerged to help rescue a white family of four trapped in an overturned vehicle.
According to published reports, the incident took place last week at the intersection of I-4 and Route 417 in Sanford, Fla., less than a mile from where Zimmerman shot Martin.
According to CBS Tampa, a Seminole County Sheriff’s Office report noted the family was driving in a Ford Explorer SUV when it went off the road and rolled over ...
“Zimmerman was not a witness to the crash and left after making contact with the deputy,” Smith said in an emailed statement.“There were no report of injuries to the vehicle occupants.”
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/07/zimmerman-to-rescu...
dereid49 30 minutes ago
ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the 17-year-old, how old is he?
WITNESS: He's 17, much like your IQ, Mr.
ATTORNEY: In your opinion does your son look like Mr. Obama?
WITNESS: He could, but I was drunk that night!
ATTORNEY: So Mr. Obama was with you when you were Drunk?
WITNESS: How in the Hell did you Know? He tell you?
Since: Dec 11
#111940 Jul 22, 2013
The Peacock has imaginary feathers?
But the lame stream media says they are beautiful!
Chris Matthews wants to stroke the "peacock"!
Just the sight of his feathers gives him chill bumps...LMAO!
#111941 Jul 22, 2013
aaaaaaaahahahahaaaaaaaaa, now that is hilarious. Guess even they knew a winner when they seen one. lmao@fauxnews pundits spewing trash about the man their parent company obviously supported.
DITCH MITCH McCONnell
#111942 Jul 22, 2013
Thanks for bringing it to my attention :)
Copied from a reply to me on another forum!
Why I Owe My Mother...(and maybe Father, too)
1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE .
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."
2. My mother taught me RELIGION .
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."
3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL .
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"
4. My mother taught me LOGIC .
"Because I said so, that's why."
5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC .
"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."
6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT .
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."
7. My mother taught me IRONY .
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."
8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS .
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper."
9. My mother taught me about CONTORTION-ISM .
"Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"
10. My mother taught me about STAMINA ...
"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."
11. My mother taught me about WEATHER .
"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."
12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY .
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"
13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE .
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.."
14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION .
"Stop acting like your father!"
15. My mother taught me about ENVY .
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."
16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION .
"Just wait until we get home."
17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING ..
"You are going to get it when you get home!"
18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE .
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way."
19. My mother taught me ESP .
"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"
20. My mother taught me HUMOR .
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."
21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT .
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."
22. My mother taught me GENETICS .
"You're just like your father."
23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS .
"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"
24. My mother taught me WISDOM .
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand."
25. My mother taught me about JUSTICE .
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!"
My mother taught me about CHOICE .
"Do you want me to stop this car?"
#111945 Jul 22, 2013
Did you hear that Mr. George Zimmerman is going to change his name?
He's changing it to Ben Ghazi so the White House, the Justice Department and the MSM never bring his acquittal up again
#111948 Jul 22, 2013
Zimmerman did not witness the crash and left after speaking with a deputy responding to the scene. He is not mentioned in the sheriff's report.
Next weeks headline: Parents of minor accident "No it wasn't zimmerman". "Someone just said the guy looked kinda like zimmerman". Word got to zimm's handlers, and the story ballooned out of control from there.
#111949 Jul 22, 2013
Thought it was worth noting that it was a Democrat (Rep. Tom Riner), who also happens to be a Baptist minister, that's responsible for the wording. You know, one of the folks you're always screeching is "godless" and headed straight for hell. Ironic, huh?
Btw, it's considered highly unlikely that the director would face any jail time for violating the law.
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